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Varney, the Vampyre Vol. 1

Thomas Peckett Prest

This is volume 1 of 3. Originally published as a penny dreadful from 1845 until 1847, when it first appeared in book form, Varney the Vampyre is a forerunner to vampire stories such as Dracula, which it heavily influenced. Flora Bannersworth is attacked in her own room in the middle of the night, and although her attacker is seemingly shot dead, the body is nowhere to be found. The discovery of two small bite marks on Flora's neck leads Mr Marchdale, an old friend of the family, to the conclusion that she was bitten by a vampire. While Flora recovers, her brother Henry and Mr Marchdale begin their hunt for the vampire. Their suspicions soon fall on the mysterious Sir Francis Varney, who has just bought an old abbey near Bannersworth Hall, and who bears an uncanny resemblance to Marmaduke Bannersworth, a long-dead ancestor of the family. (Summary by Annika Feilbach) Note that the original text does not have chapters labeled 41-43. The chapters have been renumbered to be consecutive in this project.

This is volume 1 of 3. Originally published as a penny dreadful from 1845 until 1847, when it first appeared in book form, Varney the Vampyre is a forerunner to vampire stories such as Dracula, which it heavily influenced. Flora Bannersworth is attacked in her own room in the middle of the night, and although her attacker is seemingly shot dead, the body is nowhere to be found. The discovery of two small bite marks on Flora's neck leads Mr Marchdale, an old friend of the family, to the conclusion that she was bitten by a vampire. While Flora recovers, her brother Henry and Mr Marchdale begin their hunt for the vampire. Their suspicions soon fall on the mysterious Sir Francis Varney, who has just bought an old abbey near Bannersworth Hall, and who bears an uncanny resemblance to Marmaduke Bannersworth, a long-dead ancestor of the family. (Summary by Annika Feilbach) Note that the original text does not have chapters labeled 41-43. The chapters have been renumbered to be consecutive in this project.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

This is volume 1 of 3. Originally published as a penny dreadful from 1845 until 1847, when it first appeared in book form, Varney the Vampyre is a forerunner to vampire stories such as Dracula, which it heavily influenced. Flora Bannersworth is attacked in her own room in the middle of the night, and although her attacker is seemingly shot dead, the body is nowhere to be found. The discovery of two small bite marks on Flora's neck leads Mr Marchdale, an old friend of the family, to the conclusion that she was bitten by a vampire. While Flora recovers, her brother Henry and Mr Marchdale begin their hunt for the vampire. Their suspicions soon fall on the mysterious Sir Francis Varney, who has just bought an old abbey near Bannersworth Hall, and who bears an uncanny resemblance to Marmaduke Bannersworth, a long-dead ancestor of the family. (Summary by Annika Feilbach) Note that the original text does not have chapters labeled 41-43. The chapters have been renumbered to be consecutive in this project.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:32


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

32:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

36:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

40:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

25:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

32:59


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

44:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

25:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

15:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

16:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

16:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

13:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

11:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:33


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

11:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:12


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

12:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

17:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

10:50


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

16:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

25:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

18:48


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

28:00


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

30:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

16:28